Sunday, May 24, 2015

Meet The Produce Box...From the Farm to Your Front Door!


Looking to add more LOCAL fruits and veggies into your family's food choices this summer? If so, meet The Produce Box, delivering all LOCAL North Carolina produce and artisan products from the farm to your doorstep! Each week, you choose your prepared box, or create your own, and the box is delivered to your home...you can't beat it: convenience, supporting local farmers, and eating fresh and local!

The best part, The Produce Box is giving one lucky QCB reader a FREE BOX $25 gift certificate. Check out our Facebook Page beginning Monday night and enter by Saturday...drawing next Sunday!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day!
  • Celebrate Memorial Day at Historic Brattonsville today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • The Spraygrounds open today at 10am and will be open daily until 8pm through Labor Day. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Columbus Clippers More info...

Tuesday, May 26

  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Head to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this morning for their Creature Feature event. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Tom Billotto. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Columbus Clippers More info...

Wednesday, May 27
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Wee Wednesdays this morning at 10:30am for ages 3 and under. More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Dinosaur Dig today at 10:45am and 1:45pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Grow a Flower today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Carolina Soul Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • There's another Party in the Park this evening at the Mint Museum Randolph. Enjoy an evening of live music, outdoor games, food trucks and an outdoor movie. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Columbus Clippers More info...

Thursday, May 28
  • The Orvis Store Grand Re-Opening celebration is this evening beginning at 5pm. More info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Enjoy live music and fresh air at the final Sunset at the Metropolitan this evening at 6:30pm with music by Silver TrainMore info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family.More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Columbus Clippers More info...

Friday, May 29
  • Head to the Latta Plantation Nature Center for their midday Family Paddle & Picnic at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Nate Brown. More info...
  • Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie tonight at Kannapolis' Movies in the Park. Tonight see a screening of Big Hero 6 at dusk. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs More info...

Saturday, May 30
  • Learn all about the Civil War's Buffalo Soldiers at a special event at Latta Plantation. Today, 10am-2pm. More info...
  • Today is A Bugs Day at the Schiele Museum. Celebrate with special activities today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities and Animal Art today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Hello, Sunshine MobileMore info.
  • FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. More info...
  • The Kannapolis library is the place to be this evening at 7pm for Stories Under the StarsMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs More info...

Sunday, May 31
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Tiny Seed event today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities and Animal Art today at 2pm. More info...
  • The UNCC Botanical Garden grows this afternoon with the grand opening of the Mellichamp Native Terrace today at 4pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs More info...

Monday, June 1
  • Head to the West Boulevard library this morning at 10:15 for a screening of Curious George 2: Follow that MonkeyMore info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center hosts their Creature Feature program this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg library storytimes return after their May hiatus...lots of choices today! More info...

Save The Date:

June 6: Felicity's Tea Party @ Historic Rosedale
June 7: Summer Pops: Opening Night @ Symphony Park
June 12: Kidz Bop Kids LIVE @ The Filmore
June 14: Sunday Fun Day: Summer Kick Off @ Mint Museum Uptown
June 21-25: VBS @ Asbury United Methodist Church



Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Local Mom Spotlight - Check out Buti Bag!


Whether you're a new mom, or a seasoned expert mom, you need to check out local Charlotte mom, Nicole William's business, Buti Bag. She offers precious products for moms of all stages. From her website: Nicole Williams has a demanding life as an on-the-go mom which calls for an equally versatile bag for the job. She wanted a stylish toiletry bag that could not only handle her diapering essentials, but continue to be useful past toddler-hood. Unable to find the perfect bag, Nicole took matters into her own hands. Need a baby gift, or a bag or two to help organize the pool bag? Make it a Buti Bag!!

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, May 18
  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum for Marvelous Monday Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 11 are invited to Imaginon for Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games today at 3pm. More info...
  • The Myers Park library hosts a screening of Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast this evening at 6pm. More info...

Tuesday, May 19

  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • The Independence library hosts Preschool Playdate: Community Learning Time this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Jes Seda. More info...

Wednesday, May 20
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Wee Wednesdays this morning at 10:30am for ages 3 and under. More info...
  • Don't miss Wonderful Wednesday: Eat Like an Animal today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. More info...
  • Today is Mec Dec Day (the day the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was signed). Celebrate with activities at the square at Trade & Tryon at 11:30am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Scientific Seeds today at 12:30. More info..
  • If you homeschool, check out the Museum of York County's Homeschool Day: Flower PowerMore info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by Carolina Soul Band this evening, 6-9pm. More info...

Thursday, May 21
  • Speed Street begins today at noon and continues through Saturday. Tons to do, including a Kids Zone. More info...
  • Historic Downtown Concord is the place to be this evening for the Union Street Live Concert & Block PartyMore info...
  • Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family AND there's childcare! More info...
  • Enjoy live music and fresh air at Sunset at the Metropolitan this evening at 6:30pm with music by The Broadcast. More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family.More info...

Friday, May 22
  • Carowinds is now open daily (including the Boomerang Bay water park)...enjoy! More info...
  • Don't miss the fantastic fun of Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend at Bojangle's Coliseum. Shows today through Sunday. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Mark Hoffman. More info...
  • It's time again for Friday Night Live in downtown Belmont. Live music from Summerdaze Party BandMore info...

Saturday, May 23
  • The Schiele Museum hosts I Scream for Ice Cream! today, 10am-2pm with fun activities and yummy tastes. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place for Build It, Make It, Take It: Bird Boxes this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Amazing Animal Senses today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Memorial Day FlagMore info.

Sunday, May 24
  • The US National Whitewater Center hosts their 5th Annual Memorial Day CelebrationMore info...
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum and make a Handprint Sunflower today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • One of NASCAR's biggest races, the Coca-Cola 600 hits the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway today. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Amazing Animal Senses today at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs More info...

Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day!

  • Celebrate Memorial Day at Historic Brattonsville today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • The Spraygrounds open today at 10am and will be open daily until 8pm through Labor Day. More info...

Save The Date:
May 27: Party in the Park @ Mint Museum Randolph
June 12: Kidz Bop Kids LIVE @ The Filmore



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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Berry Picking!!


With the very warm weather we've been having, the strawberries at the local pick-you-own farms are prime for the picking. I took the kids on Friday, and we have been enjoying the berries all weekend...popsicles, pancakes, and even margaritas for mommy and daddy. If you're looking for a fun and easy activity this week, check out Hall Family Farm or Wise Acres Farm...the QCB farm favorites. Looking for other pick-your-own fruits? Scoop Charlotte shared THIS article a few weeks back with a great list! Happy picking!


Monday, May 11
  • Enjoy some time at the library, and Bling Your Card! with a special sticker available this month. More info...
  • The Wells Fargo Championship begins today at Quail Hollow Club...kids under 12 admitted FREE! More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Most of the libraries suspend their storytimes in May, but today you do Family Storytime at the Matthews library or at Imaginon! More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats More info...

Tuesday, May 12

  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Sabra Callas. More info...
  • It's time for FREE Cone Day at Haagen-Daz Ice Cream shops this afternoon, 4-8pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats More info...

Wednesday, May 13
  • Green Jeans Sale opens the doors to their final sale of the season this morning at 9am in the South Park area. Don't miss the great deals for women and teens! More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Wee Wednesdays this morning at 10:30am for ages 3 and under. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Flowers of the World today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by SummerDaze this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Warehouse Sale opens this evening at 6pm at the Shoppes at Davis Lake. More info....
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats More info...

Thursday, May 14
  • Head to the Museum of York County this morning at 10:30 for a special showing of Space Rangers and a science activity. More info...
  • Enjoy live music and fresh air at Sunset at the Metropolitan this evening at 6:30pm with music by Liquid Pleasure. More info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family.More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats More info...

Friday, May 15
  • Carowinds is now open Friday-Sunday until Memorial Day when it opens daily...enjoy! More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Allen Barrington. More info...
  • Book a sitter and make it a date night at Discovery Place's Science on the Rocks: The Birds & The Bees beginning at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs More info...
Saturday, May 16
  • Don't miss the Fairy Festival today at the Charlotte Nature Museum. Lots of fun crafts and special activities. More info...
  • Head to Gaston County for the Dallas MayFair on the Square today, 10am-3pm. More info...
  • The Latta Plantation Nature Center hosts the G.O. Play! Festival today, 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Ages 10 and up are invited to Discovery Place for Build It, Make It, Take It: Small Hovercrafts this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • The Charlotte Symphony wraps up its Lollipops Series with a presentation of Peter and the Wolf today at 11am with a Lollipops Festival at 10am. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Amazing Arthropods today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Fly Away! Hot Air BalloonMore info.
  • Today is Family Day at the Bechtler with FREE admission for kids, 12noon-4:30pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs More info...
Sunday, May 17
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum and learn about Peculiar Pollination today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • The Mint Museum Uptown hosts Sunday Fun Day: Wild Things this afternoon, 1-4pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Amazing Arthropods today at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs More info...

Monday, May 18

  • Head to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum for Marvelous Monday Storytime this morning at 10:30am. More info...
  • Ages 5 to 11 are invited to Imaginon for Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games today at 3pm. More info...

Save The Date:
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE @ Bojangle's Coliseum
June 12: Kidz Bop Kids LIVE @ The Filmore



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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Another Giveaway from Charlotte Warehouse Sale!!


The Charlotte Warehouse Sale is closing out their spring season with one last sale beginning on May 13th. You do not want to miss out on the great deals to be had on NEW women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Visit our Facebook Page starting Tuesday to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate for the upcoming sale. Must enter by Saturday and the winner will be drawn on Mother's Day! Hope you have a fantastic week.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, May 4
  • Lots of special Star Wars themed activities and even your favorite characters on hand for a meet and greet. May the Fourth be With You is fun for all Star Wars fans. More info...
  • Take a stroll with your little one this morning at Babes in the Woods this morning at the McDowell Nature Center at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place Mall for their Marvelous Monday Storytime. Today's story is Violet the PilotMore info...
  • Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems is in its final week at Discovery Place...don't miss out. More info...

Tuesday, May 5

  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Celebrate National Teacher Day today at Discovery Place Kids today and have the kids make a special gift for their teachers.More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Jennifer Siebenaler. More info...

Wednesday, May 6
  • Today is Bike to School Day where everyone is encouraged to bike or walk to school. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Wee Wednesdays this morning at 10:30am for ages 3 and under. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: "Stained Glass" Flowers today at 12:30. More info..
  • Head to the Johnston YMCA for a Kids Bicycle Safety and Educational Rodeo for ages 7 to 12, this afternoon, 4-6pm. More info...
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Party in the Park kicks off tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by The Dickens this evening, 6-9pm. More info...

Thursday, May 7
  • The Beatties Ford library hosts their Magic Tree House Book Club this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • Head to the Chop Shop in NoDa for their weekly NoDa F.A.M. (Food, Art, Music) Rally. 6-9pm. More info...
  • Enjoy live music and fresh air at Sunset at the Metropolitan this evening at 6:30pm with music by SimplifiedMore info...
  • It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family.More info...

Friday, May 8

  • Carowinds is now open Friday-Sunday until Memorial Day when it opens daily...enjoy! More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Tom Keys. More info...
  • SO many events happening in Kannapolis for the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival...movie night, concerts, BBQ tasting, art vendors, pancake breakfast and more! More info...
  • Friday Night LIVE is a  FREE concert in downtown Belmont...the perfect way for the family to spend a spring Friday night. Music tonight from Continental DivideMore info...

Saturday, May 9
  • You're invited to Community Day at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Enjoy FREE admission, take part in their community art project, sit in a real cockpit and hear from former pilots. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities for Mother's Day Weekend today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Mother's Day at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden features FREE admission for moms, yoga classes, live music, family crafts, carriage rides and more. More info...
  • For families with children ages 0 to 6, don't miss today's Bilingual Storytime & Music with music, plays and stories at the Mint Museum at 11am. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Garden Blooms Photo FrameMore info.
  • Check out the May Sky View in the inflatable planetarium at Discovery Place today. Check the link for showtimes. More info...
  • We all love teachers. Today teachers and one guest can enjoy FREE admission at Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids and Charlotte Nature Museum for Teacher Appreciation DayMore info...
  • Don't miss the Learn to Ride a Bike & Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo today at Cotswold Elementary. 12-3pm. More info...
  • Learn all about super senses and how nocturnal animals use them to navigate their world during the York County Museum's Celebrating Super Senses! Family Day. 12-2pm. More info...
  • Bust out the bikes and head to Kidical Mass this afternoon at Veteran's Park at 4pm. More info...
Sunday, May 10 - Happy Mother's Day!
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum and learn about Parts of the Plant today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Mothers and grandmothers receive FREE admission today at the Main Street Children's Museum. and the children can make a special gift for mom from 2-4pm. More info...
  • Come to the Schiele Museum for Space Waste, and find how astronauts deal with waste in space, and what we can do to help. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities for Mother's Day Weekend today at 2pm. More info...

Monday, May 11

  • Enjoy some time at the library, and Bling Your Card! with a special sticker available this month. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Most of the libraries suspend their storytimes in May, but today you do Family Storytime at the Matthews library or at Imaginon! More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats More info...

Save The Date:
May 13-17: Green Jeans Sale @ Southpark (Queens Sports Complex)
May 13-17: Charlotte Warehouse Sale @ Shoppes at Davis Lake
May 16: Family Day @ The Bechtler 
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE @ Bojangle's Coliseum
June 12: Kidz Bop Kids LIVE @ The Filmore


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

MAYcember is upon us...


It's that time of year again when chaos takes over the lives of moms everywhere...I lovingly refer to it as MAYcember...the month of May that is just as (if not more) crazy hectic as December. School is wrapping up so there are teacher appreciation days, class parties, class performances. Spring sports and activities are wrapping up so there are team banquets, sports tournaments, dance recitals, violin concerts. Summer is around the corner, so swim team starts, camp registrations are due, are you've got to buy bathing suits. May is nutty for sure, and it will be here on Friday. So...buy the extra bottle of wine at the store, stock up on highlighters to color coordinate your calendar, and hold on tight. We can do this...

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, April 27
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Barnes & Noble - Birkdale hosts Superworm Storytime this morning at 11am. More info...
  • Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems is in its final two weeks at Discovery Place...don't miss out. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Toledo Mud Hens More info...

Tuesday, April 28
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Join the Plaza Midwood library for Storytime Goes to Midwood Park this morning (and tomorrow morning) at 10:30am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Jeff Brown. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Toledo Mud Hens More info...

Wednesday, April 29
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Wee Wednesdays this morning at 10:30am for ages 3 and under. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Wonderful Wednesday: Important Insects today at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Recycle Ready today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Toledo Mud Hens More info...

Thursday, April 30
  • Today is FREE Cone Day at Carvel stores, 3 to 8pm. Perfect treat for a spring afternoon or evening! More info...
  • The Morrison library hosts Family Storytime: Pajama Party this evening at 7pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Rail Riders More info...

Friday, May 1
  • Carowinds is now open Friday-Sunday until Memorial Day when it opens daily...enjoy! More info...
  • Atomz Lab Science Center hosts a Parents Night Out this evening, 6-9pm. More info...
  • Bike Charlotte kicks off its 15th year today...lots of fun activities for the next couple of weeks! More info...
  • Only 5 more shows remain for The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presentation of Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat. I saw it last week, and it is FANTASTIC! More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts S'Mores & More this evening at 7:30pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Rail Riders More info...

Saturday, May 2
  • Today is Town Day in Davidson with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • Historic Latta Plantation presents a World War II Reenactment today and tomorrow with activities 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Families with children in grades PreK to 2 are invited to Horton Hatches the Egg this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Families with children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to Under the Sea this morning at 10:30am. Space is limited. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities for Dog Days today at 11am. More info...
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens hosts Zim Sculpt Opening Weekend with special activities today, 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Thank a Teacher Tote BagMore info.
  • Don't miss the fun today at RomareFest at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte. More info...
  • The Mint Museum, The Bechtler and The Gantt Center collaborate to present Danstallations this afternoon at 1pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Rail Riders More info...
Sunday, May 3
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum and learn about Flowery Needs today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Head to Plaza Midwood for BikeFest this afternoon, 1-5pm with lots of fun for all! More info...
  • Carolina Place hosts Safe Kids Day of Play and Safety this afternoon, 2-5pm. More info...
  • Winghaven Gardens hosts Tea Time in the Garden with a high tea for all ages this afternoon, 4-6pm. Please register. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Rail Riders More info...

Monday, May 4
  • Take a stroll with your little one this morning at Babes in the Woods this morning at the McDowell Nature Center at 10:30am. More info...
  • Head to Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place Mall for their Marvelous Monday Storytime. Today's story is Violet the PilotMore info...

Save The Date:
May 16: Family Day @ The Bechtler 
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE @ Bojangle's Coliseum
June 12: Kidz Bop Kids LIVE @ The Filmore


Have an event or happening that The Queen City Buzz should know about? Email queencitybuzz@gmail.com with details.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2015 Hope Floats Duck Race


Looking for a fun, family-friendly event for the weekend? Look no further than the 11th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race!!
From the organizers:
Watch the rapids at the Whitewater Center turn yellow as over 15,000 racing rubber duckies hit the channel and race to the finish line to win 10 great prize packages!  Recognized as one of the quackiest races in town, the Hope Floats Duck Race is not only KinderMourn’s largest fundraiser, but a celebrated community event, drawing over 5,000 out to the race!  Proceeds from the race enable KinderMourn to expand programs and services throughout the greater Charlotte area. 

Want to race a duck?  Ducks can be “adopted” for $10 each by visiting www.kindermourn.org or calling KinderMourn (704) 376-2580. The free event includes live music, children’s activities, and an amazing race of thousands of ducks!  It is a sight not to be missed!

Celebrating over 35 years, KinderMourn is known in Charlotte as a safe haven for bereaved parents and grieving children seeking support, comfort and hope after a tragic loss.  Outreach programs provide counseling in schools for children/teens unable to come to KinderMourn for services. For additional information, visitwww.kindermourn.org or call (704) 376-2580.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, April 20
  • Discovery Place hosts Reptile Fun every weekday morning this week at 10am. More info..
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this afternoon for Rookie Science: Food Science at 4:30pm. More info...

Tuesday, April 21
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Especially for ages 5 and under...hear a story, take a walk down the garden path and enjoy Wing Haven's Storytime in the Secret Garden. Please register. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Compute Blocks event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Gabriel Bello. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Pay Attention event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...

Wednesday, April 22
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Froggy Friends this morning at 10am as part of the Come See Me Festival. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids hosts Planting on Earth Day this morning at 10:45am. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Earth Day Celebration today at 12:30. More info..
  • Don't miss the Schiele Museum's Happy Earth Day this afternoon, 2-4pm. More info...
  • The McDowell Nature Center is the place to be this afternoon for the KIP (Kids in Parks) TRACK Trails Grand Opening at 3:30pm. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Earth Day Creations this afternoon at 4:30pm for ages 5 and up. More info..., followed by an Evening Nature Hike & Bonfire at 6pm. More info... 
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...

Thursday, April 23
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Memory Match event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Brainy Cards event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 to 11 are invited to the South County library this afternoon at 4:15pm for Rookie Science: Science to Save the Earth. Please register. More info...
  • Tonight is Broadway Night as part of the Come See Me Festival in Rock Hill...don't miss the fun! More info...

Friday, April 24
  • Join the Friday Morning Hike this morning at 9am at the Latta Plantation Nature Center. More info...
  • Carowinds is now open Friday-Sunday until Memorial Day when it opens daily...enjoy! More info...
  • Celebrate Arbor Day today at Discovery Place Kids with special activities at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Feel Your Brain event for ages 6 to 8+ today at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Dante Lewis. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts a Star Party this evening on the third level of their parking deck (weather permitting). More info...
  • Meet Laurence Pringle, the author of over 100 children's books as part of the Mint Museum's celebration of El día de los libros/El día de los ninos.More info...
Saturday, April 25
  • Lace up your shoes for the March of Dimes March for Babies 2015 held in Uptown Charlotte this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Don't miss the Queen's Cup Steeplechase today...lots of fun for the whole family! More info...
  • Rural Hill in Huntersville is is the place the be with your canine pal today as they host the 2015 Bark in the Park - Top Dog Festival. 10am-4pm. More info...
  • Today is Earth Day Birthday - 25th Anniversary at the York County Museum. 10am-3pm. More info...
  • The Kings Drive Art Walk takes place this weekend at the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. More info...
  • Discovery Place offers its Dissection Series: Pigs this morning at 10:30. Limited number of kits are available, so please register. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities and Bottle Cap Collections today at 11am and 2pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Butterfly Pencil HolderMore info.
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble - Arboretum for an American Girl Doll of the Year Event at 1pm. Please register. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat with performances this weekend and next. More info...
Sunday, April 26
  • As part of the NC Science Festival, Discovery Place hosts From the Inside Out: A Day of Dissections today, 12-4pm. More info... 
  • Today is also Astronomy Day with special activities all day at Discovery Place. 12-4pm. More info...
  • UNCC presents the Science & Technology Festival this afternoon, 12-4pm. More info...
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum and their Nature Trading Project today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Don't miss the fun of Sheepshearing this afternoon, 1-5pm at the Schiele Museum. More info... 
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities and Bottle Cap Collections today at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to Put Some Spring in Your Step this afternoon at 3pm at the Reedy Creek Nature Center. More info...

Monday, April 27
  • Don't miss McDowell's Creature Feature this morning at 10am at the McDowell Nature Center. More info...
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...


Save The Date:
May 16: Family Day @ The Bechtler 
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE @ Bojangle's Coliseum
June 12: Kidz Bop Kids LIVE @ The Filmore


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Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Want the news around town in a quick-read format? Check out Charlotte Agenda...the Queen City's newest way to get you the news about Charlotte. They have the articles you won't find anywhere else about Charlotte business, restaurants and more...definitely a "quirky" twist on the news, but we like it...check it out!

Also, Green Jeans Sale returns this week to Merino's Furniture Warehouse in Mooresville, and Charlotte Warehouse Sale opens it's doors at the Shoppes at Davis Lake...get your own spring wardrobe in order at both of these sales.

Blessings,
The Buzz

Monday, April 13
  • The Reedy Creek Nature Center hosts Nature Story Corner this morning at 10am. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts Amphibian Fun every weekday morning this week at 10am. More info...
  • Head to the McDowell Nature Center this morning at 10am for their Creature Feature program. More info...
  • The University City library hosts Rookie Science: Space Exploration this afternoon at 4:30pm. More info..., and the West Boulevard library hosts Rookie Science: Yummy Science this afternoon at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...
  • Charlotte Hornets vs. Houston Rockets More info...

Tuesday, April 14
  • Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday), More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Memory Sound event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • Celebrate The Week of the Young Child with special activities daily at 11am at Discovery Place Kids through Friday. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music Tuesdays (and Fridays) at noon. Today's music provided by Matt Stratford. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Speed Find event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...
  • Today is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops...Charlotte area shops are collecting tips to benefit Cookies for Kids Cancer. 12-8pm. More info...
  • Ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Concord library this afternoon at 4:30pm for Catapult PhysicsMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls More info...

Wednesday, April 15
  • Green Jeans Sale opens the doors to their Lake Norman Sale today...don't miss the great deals to be had! More info...
  • If you homeschool, don't miss the Homeschool Living History Day this morning at the Gaston County Museum. More info...
  • The Main Street Children's Museum hosts Wee Wednesdays this morning at 10:30 for ages 3 and younger. More info...
  • Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm. More info...
  • The Charlotte Nature Museum hosts Wild Wednesday: Non-Recyclable Art today at 12:30. More info..
  • Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm. More info...
  • Head to Charlotte Prep this evening at 6pm for Blast Off!: Rocket BuildersMore info...
  • Charlotte Warehouse Sale opens its doors for shopping this evening at 6pm. Shop through Sunday. More info...

Thursday, April 16
  • Today is Anniversary Day at the Carolina Raptor Center. Enjoy FREE admission all day long. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Compute Blocks event for ages 4 to 7 today at 11am. More info...
  • Ages 10 to 13 are invited to the Latta Plantation Nature Center this afternoon at 1pm for their Leave No Trace Series. Space is limited. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Brainy Cards event for ages 4 to 7 today at 2pm. More info...
  • Ages 6 to 12 are invited to the Kannapolis Library at 4pm to learn about Parts of UsMore info...
  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College hosts their STEM Open House this evening 5-7pm and tomorrow 9am-12pm in Kannapolis. More info...
  • The Come See Me Festival kicks off in Rock Hill with a parade this evening at 6:30pm. Family-friendly activities are in full swing all weekend! More info...

Friday, April 17
  • Carowinds is now open Friday-Sunday through Memorial Day...enjoy! More info...
  • All ages are invited to discover The Nature of Greenways this morning at 10am at the Lower McAlpine Greenway. More info...
  • Discovery Place Kids partners with Learning Rx for a fun Feel Your Brain event for ages 6 to 8+ today at 11am. More info...
  • The Music Box Lunch Series continues at Romare Bearden Park today with live music at noon. Today's music provided by Roy Daye. More info...
  • Head to the Cabarrus Science Center this afternoon for Sound Science on the Salt Block. 2-5pm. More info,,,
  • Book your sitter and head to Discovery Place for Science on the Rocks: Geek Out, Freak Out this evening at 5pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...

Saturday, April 18
  • Lots of family fun to be had this weekend at Tuck Fest at the US National Whitewater Center. More info...
  • As part of the Come See Me Festival the Main Street Children's Museum hosts Main Street is Hopping today, 10am-12pm. More info...
  • Discovery Place hosts STEMlympics today, 10am-3pm with lots of cool, STEM based activities. More info...
  • Don't miss the Earth Day Play Date today, 10am-1pm, at the Charlotte Nature Museum. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Coral Reefs today at 10:45am and 1:45pm. More info...
  • Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the children will make a Whirly Twirly WindmillMore info.
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden hosts Earth Fest today and tomorrow with fun for the whole family. More info...
  • The Children's Theatre of Charlotte presents Dr. Suess' The Cat in the Hat with performances this weekend, and weekends through May 3. More info...
  • Today is Young Vets Day at the Carolina Raptor Center. Special events today 11am-3pm. More info...
  • Ages 8 and up are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center for their Robinson Rockhouse Excursion this afternoon at 2pm. More info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...

Sunday, April 19
  • Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum and their Suess Storytime today at 12:30pm. More info...
  • Celebrate Earth Day's 45th Anniversary this afternoon at a FREE event at Atomz Lab. 1-3pm. More info...
  • Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Coral Reefs today at 1:45pm. More info...
  • All ages are invited to the Reedy Creek Nature Center this afternoon at 2pm to learn about Frogs & PolliwogsMore info...
  • Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinett Braves More info...

Monday, April 20

  • Discovery Place hosts Reptile Fun every weekday morning this week at 10am. More info..
  • Elementary ages are invited to the University City library this afternoon for Rookie Science: Food Science at 4:30pm. More info...


Save The Date:
April 10-26: NC Science Festival More info...
April 25: Bark in the Park More info...
April 26: The Science & Technology Expo More info...
April 26: 11th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race More info...
May 22-24: Sesame Street LIVE: Make a New Friend More info...


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